Friday, November 21, 2008


"Joy is the echo of God’s life within us."

Joseph Marmion

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I Then Shall Live

Posted before but as I was going through some older posts in regards to my sister's progress through her journey of cancer, I found this gem again. He is Faithful. He is Power! He is Comfort! He is Love! He is my Life! It is only through His strength and through His Spirit that we communicate effectively to others. He is a relational God! We must be relational it is His Nature.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just Wondering.....

I have totally been thinking of getting an Interlinear Bible.....any thoughts?

Totally me

Did you ever stop to think and forget to start again?


From Greg at "This Day's Thought"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

...and they are still being sent...Remembrance Day 2008

Denying self or Self-denial ?

Based on the teaching of Ray Stedman in a devotional form.

There is a difference between self-denial and denying self. Jesus said, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" (Luke 9:23). That is denying self. But that is easily confused with self-denial, which says, "I will give up this thing or that thing. I want to gain a special mark of favor before God, and I want to influence God to do something for me in return." When our motivation ultimately is to achieve something for ourselves by our actions, we are no longer denying self but practicing self-denial.

How subtle the differences are! Self-denial is an attempt to earn favor apart from faith in the gift of righteousness which makes us wholly acceptable before God right at the very beginning of our Christian life; denying self is a refusal to heed those silken arguments of the inner ego that appeal to us to show how good we are by giving up something.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Ever Being Born, Ever Dying

We are ever being born, or dying, and the thrill of choosing which is ours. Only once must we be born without our own consent. Only once must we die without our own permission.

Calvin Miller